I haven’t done a Waiting on Wednesday post in a while so I figured it was time to bring them back. I’m going to be focusing on featuring the books of debut 2017 authors from now on, because I want to help spread the word. Today’s book is one of my most anticipated books of 2017, if not my #1, because it’s set around a very, very important movement in America.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Publish Date: February 28th, 2017
Summary from Goodreads:
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Ugh, can it be February already? I need this book now! It’s dealing with a very important & current issue, something we don’t see a lot of in YA lit.
Are you waiting on this book, too? Let me know in the comments!